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SDI Advanced Open Water

The SDI Advanced Open Water allows SDI Supervised Divers or PADI/SSI SCUBA Divers to Upgrade to the
SDI Advanced Open Water Certification allowing them to dive independently to 30 meters anywhere in the world.  ...

SDI Advanced Scuba Diver Development Program

The SDI Advanced Scuba Diver Development Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers.” During the course your Instructor will take you through four complete SDI, TDI, or ERDI specialty courses (for example; Deep, Navigation, Photo, Video, Intro to Tech, Tender, etc.) covering all the skills and subjects, so that by the end you will feel comfortable to conduct dives of a similar nature.Once you have logged your 25th dive (these can include any and all training dives), visit your local SDI facility with your logbook and verification of completing four SDI, TDI, and ERDI specialties and you will be awarded the SDI Advanced Scuba Diver certification.

By earning the SDI Advanced Scuba Diver certification you will have increased abilities and comfort in the water and be ready for the next step, SDI Rescue Diver.
Recreational Sport Diver Equivalences

Who this course is for:

Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diving knowledge and skill set
Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to advance their dive training
Any SDI Advanced Adventure diver or equivalent who would like to receive more experience in the specialties they participated in during their SDI Advanced Adventure diver program

Course prerequisites:

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

*Note: Junior divers (10-15) can only take specialties approved for their age
What you can expect to learn:

Detailed information about four SDI, TDI, or ERDI Diver specialties of your choice

What’s in it for you?

An opportunity to experience several SDI, TDI, or ERDI specialties at the sport level
Continued diver education, skills, and knowledge
Ability to enroll in/complete selected specialties
After successful completion, ability to enroll in the SDI Rescue Diver Course


SDI Advanced Diver minimum requirements:

Complete four SDI, TDI, or ERDI Specialty Diver courses or equivalent; only 1 course without dives, may be credited towards the SDI Advanced Diver development program, with the exception of SDI Computer Nitrox
Proof of 25 logged dives
After the previous requirements are met and verified by an instructor, the instructor issues the SDI Advanced Open Water Diver certification by submitting the SDI Diver Registration form to SDI Headquarters or the appropriate Regional Office, or registering the students online through member’s area of the SDI website
Requirements for the SDI Junior Advanced include the above requirements, provided the four specialty courses they have taken are allowed by their age

Course Investment


Inclusions & Exclusions
The course fee includes all certification costs, Boat Fee and air fills

The course does not include rental of a SCUBA System including Wetsuit, BCD, Regulators, Dive Computer, Cylinder and Weight System or personal equipment, being; Dive Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, Gloves and Hood.  As these items are of a very personal nature and are also critical to your comfort and enjoyment we recommend that you purchase these items from us. We will ensure all items fit you properly and are suitable for your needs as a qualified SCUBA Diver.   All gear hire is excluded as we find many divers start to buy things by this point.  Gear hire can be added for an additional cost or talk to us about purchasing your own SCUBA gear, its cheaper than you may think! For equipment hire prices visit our rental price list here.

You will receive your certification card on the final day of your course!  You will be certified to dive anywhere in the world, you can also enroll in further education courses offered by SDI, PADI or SSI.

Extreme Watersport offer many opportunities for you to continue diving after the course, including regular local boat and shore dives, overseas trips and further education programs.   


Frequently Asked Questions

Please view our FAQ for more information and answers to many of our frequently asked questions.


For more information speak to one of our helpful instructors by calling +613 5982 3432 or via email here.

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